Comingsoon has these 2 new photos from one of my most anticipated movies of next year, THE HUNGER GAMES. Look, I think Jennifer Lawrence is a remarkable young actress but I’m reading the book right now and the more I read it, the more convinced I am that Lawrence may not be the right person for this role of Katniss..
Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss
Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Melark
Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne
Amandla Stenberg as Rue
Dayo Okeniyi as Thresh
Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket, “the flighty bureaucrat who wrangles the young death-match contestants to their fates”
Willow Shields as Katniss’ little sister, Primrose Everdeen
Paula Malcomson as Katniss and Prim’s mother
John C. Reilly as Haymitch Abernathy, the only person to have ever won THE HUNGER GAMES and is now a drunk mentor to Katniss and Peeta
Woody Harrelson as Haymitch, victor of District 12
Stanley Tucci as interviewer Caesar Flickerman
Wes Bentley as the head gamemaker, Seneca Crane
Latarsha Rose as Portia
Brooke Bundy as Octavia
About The Film
Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains.
Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
THE HUNGER GAMES will be directed by Gary Ross, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. Collins’ best-selling novel, which has over 3 million copies in print in the United States alone, is the first in a trilogy of novels which have developed a global following.
Lionsgate will release “The Hunger Games” on March 23, 2012.